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Class of 2016: No need for TV, CDs or airline tix; can't miss Daily Show

coondoggie (973519) writes | about 2 years ago

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coondoggie writes "In one of the more interesting annual measurement of society the Beloit College Mindset List offers a snapshot of what the entering college class of 2016 likes and dislikes.
This year's report — the 14th annual version — starts out: The Class of 2016 has "come to political consciousness during a time of increasing doubts about America's future, and are entering college bombarded by questions about jobs and the value of a college degree. They have never needed an actual airline "ticket," a set of bound encyclopedias, or Romper Room. Members of this year's freshman class, most of them born in 1994, are probably the most tribal generation in history and they despise being separated from contact with friends. They prefer to watch television everywhere except on a television, have seen a woman lead the U.S. State Department for most of their lives, and can carry school books--those that are not on their e-Readers--in backpacks that roll. ""

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